Model Gigi Hadid made a lengthy, dramatic plea on social media for the paparazzi and anyone else involved to stop trying to snap photos of her daughter Khai, 10 months. The first-time mom has furiously protected her daughter’s identity because she wants her to have a normal life. Hadid and partner Zayn Malik are both extremely famous and have millions of followers on social media so keeping their daughter’s identity under wraps is a task. “As our baby grows up we have to realize that we can’t protect her from everything the way we wanted to and could when she was smaller,” wrote Hadid.
A letter from a Mamma 💜 pic.twitter.com/Ly7zqxFXro
— Gigi Hadid (@GiGiHadid) July 6, 2021
Pictures of Baby Khai
The model shared that she recently noticed her growing daughter is wanting “more” out of life like having her sunshade up on her stroller something she has grown accustomed to on the couple’s farm. During a recent trip to New York, she noticed that she may no longer be able to shield her daughter from the eyes of fans and the camera lens of photographers. She pleaded with photogs mainly in NY to blur out Khai’s face if they do happen to snap a picture. “I’ve seen some paparazzi photos of kids in NYC with their faces blurred- but, from asking around, I believe that comes down to the integrity of the photographer, publications, or fans sharing the images.”
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Don’t Hold Your Breath
She notes that they have not shared their daughter’s face on social media for a reason and expect others to respect their decision. Hadid’s further wish is that Khai can share who she is in her own time. “She can choose how to share herself to the world when she comes of age, and that she can live as normal of a childhood as possible,” wrote the concerned mom. The model made one final plea for people to respect their wishes. “As we take our daughter to see and explore NYC and the world if you would PLEASE, PLEASE, PLEASE blur her face out of the images.”
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The 26-year-old also acknowledged that she comes from a public family and knows that it is strange that she would expect privacy but reiterated that her child did not ask for this. The super-popular model comes from a family of models including her brother Anwar Hadid, sister Bella Hadid, and her mother Yolanda Foster. The kids and their mom also appeared on the Real Housewives of Beverly Hills for several seasons. As for Khai’s dad, Malik is a singer and former member of the band One Direction. Oh yeah, uncle Anwar is dating mega-successful singer Dua Lipa, so yes, the paps are definitely attracted to this family.
To Those Who Are Already Doing Their Part
Regardless, the protective mom is not willing to budge when it comes to her daughter and had to make sure she made it very clear. Hadid also took a moment to thank the paparazzi and others who have already respected her decision since her “first trip to NYC with Khai” they kept their distance when asked and she wanted to show her “appreciation” for that. She captioned the motherly post “A letter from a Mamma” with a purple heart.